FAITC has New Look!
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (FAITC) has a new logo. Thanks to the hard work of FAITC Marketing Committee members and Erin Freel of The Market Place FAITC adopted a new image using an orange in the background of the Fresh From Florida logo that's featured on the Ag Tag specialty plate, which funds FAITC educational programs. Let us know what you think by visiting our Facebook page by Clicking Here

Important Dates

 

Sept. 15, 2015 - Deadline for NAITCO/CHS Classroom Grant applications. For more info Click Here.

 

Oct. 1, 2015 - Deadline for FAITC Teacher Grant applications. For more info Click Here.

 

Oct. 1, 2015 - Deadline for NAITCO National Conference Workshop proposals for 2016 National Conference 'Agriculture Blooming in the Desert' June 22-24 in Phoenix, AZ. For more info Click Here.

 

Oct. 27-28, 2015 - Florida Farm to School School Garden Symposium, Tallahassee. For more info Click Here.

 

Nov. 11, 2015 - Fall FAITC Workshop/Farm Tour, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Florida Farm Bureau, 5700 S.W. 34th St. Gainesville , FL  32708. For more info Click Here.

 

Nov. 13, 2015 - Deadline for 2016 Florida Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award applications. For more info Click Here.

 

Dec. 9, 2015 - Winter  -FAITC Workshop/Farm Tour, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Palm Beach County Extension Office, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL  33415. For more info Click Here.

 

Dec. 11, 2015 - Deadline for Progress Reports for FAITC Teacher and Volunteer Grants.

Support FAITC
   With back-to-school shopping underway, please consider donating to Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (FAITC) using Amazon Smile. It's an easy way to support agricultural literacy in Florida K-12 classrooms. Amazon will donate .5 percent of certain purchases to FAITC if you use the following link at Amazon Thank you for your support. To donate to FAITC Click Here.
 

Teacher, Classroom Grant 

Deadlines Fast Approaching

   Florida K-12 teachers with projects that strengthen students' reading, writing, math, nutrition and science skills while educating them about the source of their food, fiber and fuel are in luck. 

   Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization are offering grant opportunities to fund these projects.

FAITC Teacher Grants - Eligible projects for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom's Teacher Grants include classroom and schoolyard gardens, animal science projects such as embryology and more. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1. To read the guidelines and download an application, Click Here

CHS Classroom Grants - Eligible projects for National Agriculture in the Classroom's CHS Classroom Grants include school gardens, animal science projects and field trips and farm tours. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. To read the guidelines and access the online application, Click Here. One $1,500 grant each will be given to a teacher in the Eastern, Southern and Western regions of the U.S. and two $1,500 grants will be given to two teachers in the Central Region of the U.S. where CHS is based.   

Seeking Award

Winning Educators

   Florida general education teachers who use agriculture in innovative ways to teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science and other subjects have two opportunities to win a free trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom's National Conference 'Agriculture Blooming in the Desert' in Phoenix, AZ June 22-24, 2016.

   Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is offering its Florida Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award in which four winners will be selected to receive cash prizes and trips to the national conference. The deadline for applications is Nov. 13, 2015. To review guidelines and access the online application Click Here.

   American Farm Bureau's Foundation for Agriculture is offering another opportunity for general education teachers and educators nationwide to apply for scholarships to attend the national conference. The White-Reinhardt Scholarship pays up to $1,500 for teachers and educators to attend the national conference. The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2015. To review guidelines and access the online application Click Here

Fall Teacher Workshops, 
Farm Tours Available
   Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and Florida Farm to School are offering three teacher workshops and farm tours this fall. The workshops feature demonstrations of K-12 school garden lessons in the morning, and related farm tours in the afternoon. The workshops are as follows:
   Florida Farm to School School Garden Symposium, Oct. 27-28 in Tallahassee. Tour of a mushroom farm is included. For more info, Click Here.
   Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Fall Workshop/Farm Tour, Nov. 11 in Gainesville. Tour of a dairy farm is included. Dairy STEM and school garden lessons are featured. For more info, Click Here.
   Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Winter Workshop/Farm Tour, Dec. 9 in West Palm Beach. School garden lessons and tour of vegetable farms are included. For more info, Click Here.
Small Ag Tag Image  
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Gainesville and funded by sales of the agriculture specialty license plate called the 'Ag Tag.' To learn more about the Ag Tag